Fable and Story

Fable

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Fable noun – A traditional but unfounded story that gives the reason for a current custom, belief, or fact of nature.
Usage example: according to an ancient fable the waters of the mountain spring are the tears of a woman weeping for her lost children

Story is a synonym for fable in tale topic. In some cases you can use "Story" instead a noun "Fable", when it comes to topics like fairy tale, language, legend, words. popular alternative
Nearby Word: fabled
Synonyms for Fable

Story

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Story noun – A work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel.
Usage example: he's a talented writer, but his quirky stories will never find a wide readership

Fable is a synonym for story in tale topic. You can use "Fable" instead a noun "Story", if it concerns topics such as fairy tale, account, language, words. popular alternative
Nearby Words: storey, storied, storyline
Synonyms for Story

How words are described

old old fable old story
long long fable long story
similar similar fable similar story
short short fable short story
Other adjectives: original, proper, popular, actual, entire, famous, touching, classic, last.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Adventures from the Book of Virtues Once per Episode: Each episode has the animals telling the kids a classic story that accompanies the episode's virtue, whether it is a fairy tale, a folk tale, a tall tale, a fable or a myth.
  • Every episode has the animals telling the kids a classic story that accompanies the episode's virtue, whether it is a fairy tale, a folk tale, a tall tale, a fable, or a myth.
  • Mythpunk The "R" rating should have clued them in... And what Guillermo del Toro made of the fable was a heavily layered story about disobedience and grace that counters many conventional fairy tale narratives.
    Source: Mythpunk
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